Today is my 2 year marriage anniversary.  Time has flown by so fast and its surreal to think that my husband and I have been married for two years.  We’ve been through so much from career changes to a baby to moving, and all of life’s ups and downs in between.  I feel grateful to be married to such a great guy, who make me laugh everyday .  I can never stay mad at the guy for longer than a few minutes, and before I know it, we’re cracking jokes back at each other.  Our relationship is made up of a mutual respect for each other as well as love.  The respect is almost more important than the love, but of course love conquers all.  It is because I love my husband so much, that I respect him.  Because I respect him so much, I love him.

Its hard for me to respect men right off the bat, because I’ve had such negative experiences with them.  From my Dad, to my brothers, an ex-boyfriend, and many of the men I encountered when I was in the military.  My mom raised me to be a strong, independent, self-reliant woman.  My Dad was there growing up, but he really wasn’t there.  I mean, my parents divorced when I was 15, so after that he wasn’t a big part of my life.  I still talked to him and such, but we just weren’t close. A girl’s relationship with her father is so important, and I know my husband will be the father to our son (s) and daughter (s) that my dad wasn’t to me and my brothers.  That’s why I love this man so much.  He believes in the sanctity of marriage and being a good, hands-on father.

My husband is a hardworker and means well.  He’s facsed some real trials in life, and has overcome them gracefully.  We add to each other, and at the end of the day, in a relationship you need some one who does this.  If they don’t then, that most likely means they are taking away from you.  I’m not a perfect wife by any means, but I try to be a really good one.  I’m the spitfire, volatile one in the relationship and he’s the calm, cool, and collected.  This makes for very interesting times, because outwardely I appear to be more passionate and motivated, but that’s not true.  My husband is like a silent giant (although he’s a pretty slim fella).  He’s so ambitious, motivated, and a go-getter.  The man will learn how to do pretty much anything he wants to learn how to do.  That is the one thing we both have in common, being self-taught and jacks of all trades (masters of non!).

Sometimes, I wonder how I ended up with someone who is so much like me, but so different.  We are an old-fashioned, tandem speaking, romantic comedy kind of couple.  The kind that people never believe in or see on tv.  Nine times out of 10, we are on the same wavelength.  Like, seriously, if a song is on we song that same part at the same time.  If we’re watching tv or a movie and something ridiculous happens, we will feel the same way.  Even in social situations, its the same thing.  We just see eye-to-eye on about 95% of things.  I couldn’t have prayed for a better man to call my husband.  He loves me despite my short-comings and imperfections.  Its amazing how he doesn’t even seem to notice them!  He’s my bestfriend, my confidante, my love!  I’m excited to spead many, many, many more years with him and grow as a couple and family.

So love (Hubs), here’s to 2 years!  2 big years and many more to come.  Its been fun and I look forward to so many more good times.  Remember that when God blesses, He blesses big.  He’s blessed us with so much already and will continue to bless us.  Let us stay strong in our marriage, convictions, values and beliefs, and in turn we wll remain strong as a unit.

I love you!



The Wife

Tenns Reid

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  1. Happy Anniversary! This is a lovely tribute. I agree that if you’re aren’t adding to each other, you could be taking away.
    congrats on finding a calm, cool and collected family man!

  2. Hi Tenns,
    Happy belated wedding anniversary to you and yours. I am sorry that I am so late. What a handsome little guy ya’ll have. I pray God’s blessings upon your marriage and your family.

  3. YAY Tenns! I had no idea! What a blessing. 2 years of marriage is amazing! I didn’t realize your parents divorced when you were 15. So sorry to hear that. Mine did when I was a little older than JR I believe…maybe 3 or 4. I don’t remember their marriage much. But my Dad wasn’t really there like that either. Divorce is always tough on the kids. I’m grateful though that I have a relationship with my Dad today and that things are ok between us. It is such a blessing to have a good father for a husband. I love that about my hubby, too. Praying you have many many more years together!

    1. Yes girl! It really is a blessing and I’m so thankful to God. As with anything, it takes work, but its a good kind of work with a great result. 🙂

      Yep, the divorce didn’t really affect me, since I was so old and had a clear idea of what and why it was happening. I have a pretty good relationship with my Dad, the best it can be, ya know. He’s an interesting fella, but he’s my Dad…the only one I got!

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